Virginia freshman Matt Brownstead was named the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) Swimmer of the Year.
Carson Foster or Luca Urlando? It was an agonizing choice for #1 recruit. But after one year… it’s Destin Lasco leading individual scoring.
Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas (200 BK) and Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (100 FR) will aim for a perfect 3-for-3 title sweep tonight in their respective events.
On the slate tonight will be the fastest-seeded 1650 FR heat followed by the finals of the 200 BK, 100 FR, 200 BR, 200 FL, and the 400 FR relay.
The Longhorns’ key to success so far this meet has been getting all 16 swimmers to score, something they have not accomplished in recent years.
Iowa’s only swimmer, Will Myhre, was seeded 14th in the 100 breast, and was the only top 16 scratch from this morning’s prelims,
Catch top seeds UGA’s Jake Magahey (500 FR), Cal’s Destin Lasco (200 IM), Cal’s Ryan Hoffer (50 FR), and the 200 free and 400 medley relays on night two.
This morning, the team race will start to take shape, with prelims of the 500 free, 200 IM and 50 free set to run.
On the slate tonight will be the finals of the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free, and 400 medley relay. Cal holds the top seeds in two events.
Let’s try to prognosticate just a bit what tonight’s only race — the 800 free relay — means for the next three days of racing.
Only Texas or Cal have finished first or second at the NCAA Men’s Championships since Michigan’s 2013 title, and they went 1-2 to kick-off this year’s meet.
Defending champion Ryan Hoffer faces the deepest 50 free field in history this week, with seven men having broken 19 seconds heading into NCAAs.
Things are very much still up in the air between Cal and Texas, two teams with consistent NCAA track records and plenty of time left to drop this season.
Daniel Krueger and Ryan Hoffer top the 100 free psych sheet, and are the only two returning A-finalists in this event from the 2019 NCAA Championships.
We’ve already seen a slew of 18-unders drop 18+ and 41+ swims in the 50 and 100 freestyles, and Brownstead thinks the NCAA Champs will just bring more.